ULAN BATOR, March 25 (Xinhua) — Mongolia registered 285 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily number since reporting its first case in March 2020, the country’s National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Thursday.
Of the latest confirmed cases, 267 were detected in Ulan Bator, the country’s capital and the hardest-hit city, and the remaining 18 cases were reported in seven provinces, the NCCD said in a statement.
The new cases in these provinces were found in people who had close contact with previously confirmed cases in Ulan Bator, the center added.
The Asian country has so far recorded a total of 5,895 cases, of which over 4,900 were detected in the capital.
Meanwhile, 97 more patients have recovered, bringing the total to 4,044.
The Asian country, which has a population of around 3.3 million, has recorded nine COVID-19 deaths so far. Enditem